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Botanical Delights Tour & Culinary Adventure provided by Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Botanical Delights Tour & Culinary Adventure

Botanical Delights Tour & Culinary Adventure
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Duration:
5–7 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5–7 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
There’s nothing quite like the Vallarta Botanical Garden, and the new Botanical Delights Tour and Culinary Adventure is the best way to enjoy the most from your experience there. A day of delights will provide memories for a lifetime. See and Experience: - Cultivated Gardens - Plant Conservatories - Hiking Trails - Forest Preserve - Award-winning Restaurant - Garden Gift Shop & Plant Nursery - Opportunities for additional activities such as swimming in a tropical river The Vallarta Botanical Garden is in a class of its own with awards and distinctions including: - USA TODAY's Reader's Choice #4 Botanical Garden in North America (2018)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29532P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Welcome refreshment
  • Insect repellent
  • A flower for the ladies
  • An authentic Mexican meal
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens entrance
  • Visit to the "Cabinet of Curiosities"
  • Entry/Admission - Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
Duration
5–7 hours
Departure details
  • OXXO, México 200 Km 152, 63735 Las Jarretaderas, Nay., Mexico Pick up time is 8:40 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Pick up Collage Marina, Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Isla Iguana, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:00 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Asta Bandera De Unidad Deportiva Agustin Flores Contreras, 48310, Av. Francisco Villa 142, Olímpica, 48330 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:15 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:30 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • OXXO, Km 2.5, Manzanillo - Puerto Vallarta, Conchas Chinas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:45 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • El Jacalito, Carr. a Barra de Navidad 5002, Mismaloya, 48294 Mismaloya, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 10:05 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Other drop off locations can be arrange directly with the guide!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Sunscreen, lightweight long-sleeved and long pants shirts to stay covered and protected (optional)
  • Closed-toed shoes suitable for hiking trails of moderate difficulty (including inclined and uneven surfaces)
  • Swimming suit and a towel (optional)
  • Cash for purchases in the Garden’s Gift Shop and gratuity for your tour guide & waiters (an optional way to reward great service)
  • Please note: The Garden accepts cash in Mexican currency or can convert CAN and USD at its daily exchange rate. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also all accepted.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants must be at least 4 years old
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Welcome refreshment
  • Insect repellent
  • A flower for the ladies
  • An authentic Mexican meal
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens entrance
  • Visit to the "Cabinet of Curiosities"
  • Entry/Admission - Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
Departure details
  • OXXO, México 200 Km 152, 63735 Las Jarretaderas, Nay., Mexico Pick up time is 8:40 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Pick up Collage Marina, Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Isla Iguana, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:00 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Asta Bandera De Unidad Deportiva Agustin Flores Contreras, 48310, Av. Francisco Villa 142, Olímpica, 48330 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:15 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:30 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • OXXO, Km 2.5, Manzanillo - Puerto Vallarta, Conchas Chinas, 48399 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 9:45 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • El Jacalito, Carr. a Barra de Navidad 5002, Mismaloya, 48294 Mismaloya, Jal., Mexico Pick up time is 10:05 am, please be there 5 minutes before your pickup time, in case you are late our guide can only wait 5 extra minutes passed your designated pickup time.
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Other drop off locations can be arrange directly with the guide!
Duration
5–7 hours
Return details
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office, Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Other drop off locations can be arrange directly with the guide!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Sunscreen, lightweight long-sleeved and long pants shirts to stay covered and protected (optional)
  • Closed-toed shoes suitable for hiking trails of moderate difficulty (including inclined and uneven surfaces)
  • Swimming suit and a towel (optional)
  • Cash for purchases in the Garden’s Gift Shop and gratuity for your tour guide & waiters (an optional way to reward great service)
  • Please note: The Garden accepts cash in Mexican currency or can convert CAN and USD at its daily exchange rate. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also all accepted.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants must be at least 4 years old
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 6 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Vallarta Botanical Gardens
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Visit the internationally acclaimed Vallarta Botanical Garden. Lush tropical forests surround cultivated gardens and conservatories featuring orchids, rhododendrons, bromeliads, magnolias and many more botanical delights. Mexican plants of worldwide culinary importance such as vanilla and chocolate are grown and interpreted in unforgettably beautiful fashion. While anyone can experience the Garden at their own leisure, touring with an Official Garden Guide is the best way to get the most out of your time here. See and Experience: - Cultivated Gardens - Plant Conservatories - Hiking Trails - Forest Preserve - Award-winning Restaurant - Garden Gift Shop & Plant Nursery Awards: - USA TODAY's Reader's Choice #4 Botanical Garden in North America (2018) - TripAdvisor #1 Gardens in Mexico (2018) Top Recommended Tour: BOTANICAL DELIGHTS Tour & Culinary Adventure.
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    Botanical Delights Tour & Culinary Adventure
  • You'll end at
    Vallarta Botanical Gardens Office
    Ignacio L. Vallarta 399-Local A, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Other drop off locations can be arrange directly with the guide!
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Reilly K
29 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
This was an absolute amazing time. Our pick up was prompt and nicely air conditioned, the drive up the mountain was a bit windy but beautiful. Our tour guide Javier was so knowledgable and passionate about the gardens and gave us a ton of great information during our tour - you would not get the same experience without this tour. It is incredibly beautiful, lunch on the patio was delicious (best food i had my whole week in Mexico). Get the guacamole and the vanilla bean mojito!! My boyfriend and I had such a great time - such an underrated area in PV
Written 27 December 2021
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Deila M
2 contributions
A perfect place to relax and learn. We took the inclusive day trip from bustling, noisy Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. Included was transportation and lunch and guide for the morning. Our guide was Javier, who is a botany student and enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
We learned much about the ecosystems of Mexico. I will be back as my guests keep coming to visit!
Written 10 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OnlyHere4Shoes
3 contributions
This is such a beautiful place! There’s so much to see! Javi did an excellent job of explaining the history behind the plants, birds, spiders, . The food was also a nice addition to the tour. Would recommend this for everyone!
Written 2 December 2021
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ThetaCalifornia
California24 contributions
Nov 2021
Java was an excellent and very well informed guide. We were amazed at what this botanical preserve has accomplished in just a few years. One really special thing was their work in preserving at the Macaws. They have built nesting boxes and created an inviting environment for them. Since they mate for life and produce one viable offspring about every 5 years it is easy to understand why they are endangered. Bring insect repellant!
Written 2 November 2021
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canadianGal
toronto13 contributions
Highlight of our time in Puerto Vallarta . Tour for my 88 yr old dad and myself. The setting of this garden is outside pvr ...25 min drive...we were picked up at the Botanical Garden office in town ...great guide and smooth sailing to the garden . The area is so lush and the vegetation spectacular . Our guide was informative and relaxed . Can not express how wonderful our time was there. And the lunch with stunning views was delightful . I can not wait to go back one day !! Thank you SO much !!
Written 3 June 2021
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Nick Glaser
1 contribution
Apr 2021
Just a fantastic adventure our tour guide was Javier, his knowledge of the Garden was outstanding and his insight into the culture and how it is intertwined with the plants was very interesting! The culinary adventure was absolutely worth the price, our lunch was fantastic! Best Chile Relleno I think I have ever had! The road to the Garden is a little whindy but great views and well worth the drive!
Written 16 April 2021
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Ronnie Bernard L
Plymouth, MA43 contributions
I spent the day with Marcos as my guide. What a WONDERFUL experience. I have been up to The Botanical Garden several times before on my own in the past when coming to Puerto Vallarta. It has always been a truly magical experience. I have never seen a more exceptional and beautiful botanical garden in my travels.
This time I took the tour, which I would HIGHLY recommend! Marcos was so very knowledgeable and I really learned about many of the unique plants, their uses, the history of the garden and on and on.
Do yourself and your family a favor. Take the tour. Enjoy the transportation, the delicious lunch which is included and all that this magnificent garden and area has to offer.
Really, a once in a lifetime treat!
Written 27 December 2020
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Sra. Verde
7 contributions
Dec 2020
There is so much to see, a repeat trip is a MUST. Marcos was exceptionally attentive to our safety and interests. Lunch was superb, excellent tasting and superior service as you could find from any top rated restaurant. Unexpectedly, there was live music! Lovely break from the beach, many thanks to all!
Written 27 December 2020
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Btesler
Minneapolis, MN50 contributions
Dec 2020
I have been to the Vallarta Botanical Garden many times, but today I took their official tour, The Botanical Delights Tour, with tour operator and historian Marcos. It was eye opening! Things I have walked past many times now have new meaning to me. There are so many fascinating stories and interesting plants there, you could spend days and days. The gardens themselves are just magical. It is like no other botanical garden I have ever seen. Very creative displays and architecture. The tour was not rushed and was tailored to our group, We enjoyed beautiful live violin music serenading us through an amazing lunch, tying into some of the plants we had just learned about in the garden. The gift shop is very unique and we had lots of time to relax, explore and browse the goods there. The transportation was clean and Covid precautions were taken. It really exceeded my expectations. I loved it and highly recommend this trip.
Written 27 December 2020
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Seva D
Santa Fe, NM1 contribution
Nov 2020
We were the only couple on our tour in November 2020. Our guide Edd was extremely knowledgeable about all things garden. Although it was one of his first tries at guiding he was extremely knowledgeable but when he didn't know something he texted or called someone to get the answer. We enjoyed the restaurant with the local food offerings and the wonderful ambience up in the trees. A highlight was getting to feed the hummingbirds out of our hands. We will definitely be returning next time we come to Puerto Vallarta.
Written 2 December 2020
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Easy morning stroll and fabulous lunch..
I did a small amount of research and determined that my wife snd I need to get to the site daily early.. 10:00 aman
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Puerto Vallarta Botanical gardens is a stunningly beautiful tropical paradise and I've rarely seen such displays o
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Magical experience
These gardens are about a 30-minute cab ride from town, but well worth the trip. The orchids and other tropical fl
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A perfect break from the beach
This is an amazing garden with incredible orchids, plants, and hiking. It was a perfect day away from the beach and
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Beautiful Botanical Gardens - Excellent Location - Great Views - Very Unique
The gardens are amazing with a huge variety of plants, flowers, butterflies, birds, lizards, insects and more! The
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Put it on your must-do list
Following the lead of others, we arrived at 9 AM via taxi. We did investigate the bus option, and were told that w
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A nice nature break from PV craziness.
The hiking is nice, one is supplied with a map and can choose the difficulty of their route. It was worth going ju
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Great place to visit BUT
Just love the tranquility of this botanical garden. The trails are amazing and the plants and flowers are just so
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My Happy Place in Puerto Vallarta
If you are into gardens, which I am, I would consider this to be my favorite place in Vallarta. There are both jun
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Great surprise!
Honestly, I never would have considered this excursion had I not talked with a guest in the pool at our condo. Boy
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Ready for a beautiful hike?
We visited the garden and were glad we had tennis shoes on. We ventured on the Jaguar Hike, less then 2 miles as pa
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Gorgeous Gardens!🥰
This place is absolutely magical! The river is so refreshing! Definitely bring your swimsuit to cool off! I highly
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Amazing
This is definitely a must see while you’re in Puerto Vallarta make sure that you cover up in mosquito repellent as
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Family Hiking adventures
We had a great time hiking the trails and seeing the gardens - birds, butterflies, coy fish pond. Just ask staff t
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Go the the Vallarta Gardens. You will be transformed.
I felt like we were guests of a very generous host at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. it is a delight to wander thr
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